Worldwide US/UK producer with 15 years of experience. Clients include, Spotify New Music Friday, Warner Music Group, Sony BMG, Verisong, Parabolic Records, Desmond Child and Roger Cook. I would love to fully immerse myself into your project to make your song sound finished, commercially viable, sonically enhanced, radio ready, mixed and mastered.
Send me demos, iPhone memos, or garage band recordings and I'll make them sound like the finished product. I can create your song from scratch or build a full arrangement around your lyrics/vocal ideas catered towards what your vision is.
I’m a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, so I can provide everything you would need as I will play all the instruments on a track. I work in a wide range of genres and I'm a skilled vocal producer and guide singers to get the best performance and reach their potential. For mixing/mastering, I bring polish, life, and depth to the songs.
When you hire me, I don’t just deliver, I fully immerse myself into the project by going the extra mile and I want to see your songs succeed.
I have worked with:
– Desmond Child – (Livin On A Prayer, Dude Looks Like A Lady)
– Roger Cook (Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress – The Hollies, I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – The New Seekers)
– Lincoln Parish (Melophobia – Cage The Elephant)
– Jason White (Red Rag Top – Tim McGraw)
– Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight
– Tony Esterly (Young & Dangerous – The Struts, Satisfied – Sia)
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
9 ReviewsEndorse Jonny Lucas
I really have to say I had an exact idea in mind which i wanted and jonny took that and followed it to the T. I am very grateful and in the future will be working with him!
Jonny is fantastic to work with! He turned my song around so quickly and communicated every step of the way. If you're looking to make your music exceptional then look no further because Jonny went totally above and beyond. He will definitely be my go-to producer/mixer for future projects.
I first met Jonny in 2015. After many tours together in the UK and US. Right before the lockdown we worked on our first song together. Jonny produced it all from Nashville & I cut vocals in LA. The song came out great & we continued to release 9 singles during lockdown that Jonny produced, played, mixed & mastered. It’s my favorite songs that I’ve worked out of the 60 songs I’ve released over the years. Jonny is a multi talented artist. I highly recommend working with him. Even if you don’t live in Nashville. I did 9 songs with him remotely & the results were awesome!
Recorded two full lengths with Jonny. Hands down the best producer I’ve ever worked with. It’s hard to imagine working with anyone else.
To put this simply, Jonny Lucas is a master at his craft. What makes him stand out to me (beyond his immense talent as a producer/engineer) is that he doesn’t use his deep knowledge and experience as a means to “take over”your song but rather, creates a very collaborative experience. There is nothing that makes an artist more confident than knowing that their producer not only wants the song to be best for the audience but also understands that the artist his/herself needs to love the final product. His worth ethic, attention to detail, optimism, and honesty make Jonny the best in the game.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Jonny, he always goes the extra mile and puts everything into each project. If you’re looking for a producer, then look no further.
Jonny is perhaps the easiest producer I've ever worked with. I don't want to be hyperbolic but he is exactly where ease meets talent. I've worked with him on nearly 20 projects (mostly songs meant directly for tv/film sync) and each experience has been both unique and truly awesome in the end. He is incredibly responsive to notes while also requiring few of them. If you can describe to Jonny what you want, he will pull it from the ether and make it how you hear it in your mind. It truly is a special talent. Cannot up sell him strongly enough. Not worried about the oversell. The best.
I guess all I can say about the one and only legend Jonny Lucas, is that he hears the sound you hear in your head when you first approach him! Somehow he can like, read your mind, and re-create the sounds you were thinking! I don't know how else to explain it, or how he does it, but he is one of a kind. An incredible producer, musician, artist, and all around professional! You can't find a better person to work with!
I have been a fan of Jonny's artistry for a while & had the pleasure of recording "I and I" with him in January 2022. I love this dude & I love this studio! He's so cool to work with & made this song amazing!
Interview with Jonny Lucas
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping an artist bring their vision to fruition. When a client brings me an idea and I'm able to bring their vision to life, there's nothing that makes me happier.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both. I work in the box and then route everything out through my Neve console which gives it an analogue sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver a radio ready record and that you will hear everything you sonically envisioned. I'll also correct any amendments you may have and won't stop working until you're 100% happy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Which artists inspire you? What was the 1st sound/record you listened to that made you want to do music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: As an artist myself I know what it's like to search for a producer and it's really important to pick someone who will dive into your project head first and passionately bring your vision to life.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My iMac, guitar, bass, apollo x8 and my U87. I'd be good to go on that desert island lol.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would absolutely love the opportunity to work with Kevin Parker (Tame Impala). His musical style and his production has inspired me and has influenced me in my production quite a bit.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Invest in high quality gear and equipment. Take the time to study what specific gear you'll need to take your projects to the next level. Also, it's one thing to invest in quality gear, it's another to really learn how to use it properly so you can utilize everything you have in your arsinel to bring that track to life.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative/Rock and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies, unusual or iconic sounds, gtrs, drums and basslines.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I specialize in writing melodic hooks with unique sounds that compliment the song. Also being a drummer and a bassist too means I can lock in the perfect rhythm section to accompany any song too. I use my knowledge and instincts to know if the song needs speeding up a few BPM or slowing down, maybe the chorus should kick in earlier or the 2nd verse needs to have a couple of beats pause before we hit them with that 2nd chorus! It's all about the groove and feel of the song and I believe that throughout the years of doing this I've really honed in on the details that make the difference between a good song and a radio ready song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process depends on what genre the artist is and what the artist has given me to start with. If it's an atl/rock demo or a voice memo, I'll first take a couple of listens to the demo and I'll pick up a guitar and start recording ideas and start to cherry pick specific parts that stand out as ear candy that I feel is the direction the artist specified in our initial conversation about the track. I use a Bad Cat Amp mic'd up in a separate room and have an array of pedals set up in the control room to also switch between pretty much any sound. I then move on to the drums. I use live drums which I record in my drum room here at my studio and also use my own library of curated samples which I've recorded and processed myself over the years. Having modern, edgy and larger than life drums is essential for making an alternative/rock/pop song in my opinion. When I have a great groove established I then record bass guitar or synth depending on what it right for the song - this is the moment when the song usually comes to life. I make sure I have the foundations of the song in place and sounding excellent before adding more colors and embellishments around this whilst making sure the vocal is always the center point.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own a studio in Nashville, TN. My mixing room has been sonically treated so that I can mix/master to a radio ready level. I use both Ableton and Logic and then I route all tracks out through a Neve 5059 summing mixer so that everything has an analogue richness and warmth to it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There's a huge list! But here are few producers and artists that are my go to's: Artists: Foster The People, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Justin Timberlake, The Weeknd, Weezer, Cold War Kids, The Raconteurs, Neon Trees, Local Natives. Producers: Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse), Josh Homme (Royal Blood), Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), FINNEAS (Billy Ellish), Matt Healy (The 1975), Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant), Dan Aubach (The Black Keys).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for my clients is guitar/synth driven pop and alternative/rock. I am a multi instrumentalist so I am typically asked to play on every track for my clients (guitar, bass, drums, etc.). I specialize in taking an artist's demo, iphone voice memo, or any other type of low quality recording and recreating the track from scratch and building around their initial idea. Essentially bringing their vision and sound to a radio ready song.